Interestingly, eating raw marijuana will provide little medical benefits. However, heat activates the medicinal properties. When edible MMJ first became popular, people would grind up the medicinal marijuana and add it to the food they were cooking. This method resulted in food tasting strongly of marijuana but little medical effect unless enough marijuana was added.
Medical marijuana edibles created today are typically made with “canna butter” or marijuana in butter oil form. This butter takes the place of regular butter in a given recipe, and the THC is infused with the ingredients during the baking/cooking process.
Most types of food are able to be cooked with medical cannabis, allowing for a large number of options for people to choose from when looking for medical marijuana edibles. Many different options of MMJ edibles are available at medical marijuana dispensaries like Las Vegas ReLeaf. Common edible foods include cake, cookies, brownies and bread. Users who do not like to smoke or vaporize, or whose condition will benefit from eating medical marijuana more than smoking it, will find relief from edibles. Edible MMJ provides a body high that is excellent for pain management. However, edible medical cannabis intake can be harder to control because effects take time to kick in. When ingesting medical marijuana edibles, it is best to be careful to avoid over-consumption and wait for effects to kick in before deciding to eat more.